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Old 01-05-2020, 06:14 PM
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I mentioned this in another thread:

...wonder if a company putting a very reasonable investment in the "Underdog", think LLoyd Weema, would pay off?

Hypothetical - Pay Lloyd's entry fees and lodging for 15 of the largest events = $5000ish' - could they sell over that in signature Weema' plastic?

I guess it is a risk - sponsoring Weema may backfire and be seen as diminishing the "Quality" of that brand or people may see the FUN in the idea and jump on board. Maybe the same applies to the risk of signing a person like Brodie.

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I imagine any live broadcast having a camera on Lloyd's group and doing check-ins in between action on the lead cards. Short replays of highlights (failed throws and putts), but treated with the same level of professionalism as the lead cards.

New dream card - Lloyd Weema, Brodie Smith, _________, __________?
I kinda think the only person that would watch a video of the Lloyd round would be Lloyd. And I would not expect any company to consider investing even such a small amount in a sub-800 player.

As for a Brodie "sponsorship," I expect if he starts playing, he might get a deal similar to Casey DeSmith, the NHL player who had some kind of deal with Dynamic Discs. I suspect they supplied plastic at the very least, and he participated in some events and helped out with publicity. I could see Brodie Smith doing something like that but wouldn't expect his own line or anything.
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Old 01-05-2020, 06:32 PM
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...especially since he isn't even allowed to play in those events
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Old 01-05-2020, 06:37 PM
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Did the Weema Rule thread get deleted? I can't find it
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Old 01-05-2020, 06:40 PM
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The guy has never played a tournament, and this thread already has ten pages.
If he can spark this much interest, it is good for disc golf.

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Old 01-05-2020, 07:00 PM
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I kinda think the only person that would watch a video of the Lloyd round would be Lloyd. And I would not expect any company to consider investing even such a small amount in a sub-800 player..
Like Jay Dub mentioned, Weema would have to be in on the idea and realize it is all in fun.

You are correct, there is almost zero chance this ever happens, but I am just imagining Lloyd on a teams website, a players card, run of plastic, his vehicle emblazoned like a top touring Pro, his own Vlog of his adventures on the teams site.....it all has the makings of an instant cult hero.

Then take the thing to all companies willing - maybe just 1 player per company per season. Each season culminates with each teams Weema' playing a winner take all one round event at years end just before the season finale of the top pros. Like 8 companies represented on a Rec level course, but add the flare of a tour event and present it professionally through a Jomez type company and BAM! - an annual must see by all of the disc golf FUN loving fans.

The relatability to the average player, add the differing personalities, nicknames and unique styles of throwing - each player may get their own fan following throughout the year - the bragging rights if your favorite manufacturer wins...

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Old 01-05-2020, 07:04 PM
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...especially since he isn't even allowed to play in those events

I realized this immediately after I posted my inane ideas.....such a loss.


OR we could all join the "Free Weema" campaign....we are marching on the PDGA building later this month...WHO IS WITH ME!!!!!!!!


































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Brodie to DD seems inevitable.

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Old 01-05-2020, 08:10 PM
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Did the Weema Rule thread get deleted? I can't find it
Actually I think it did as well as the discussion of him in the Sponsor switch for 2020 original.

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Old 01-05-2020, 08:20 PM
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Brodie to DD seems inevitable.
If not there then Innova has a number of celebrity players combined with the discs that could suit his game like the Condor, The Sonic and dog versions with both 245 and 215 that are legal, Zepher, and big Kahuna. Not to mention the slow Birdie and the Pole Cat. He could use those discs as well as, I almost forgot, the Nova. I know Innova has an Ultimate disc but it is not that great, has odd grip.
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Old 01-05-2020, 08:32 PM
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The guy has never played a tournament, and this thread already has ten pages.
If he can spark this much interest, it is good for disc golf.
I wonder what kind of barbecue he likes.

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